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Global Parent Ambassadors

The purpose of the Global Parent Ambassadors is to foster, support, and nurture community and relationships among international and all families within Ravenscroft. This aligns with Ravenscroft’s efforts to become a preeminent academic institution in the southeast, to advance global awareness and cultural appreciation, and to enable staff and families to prepare students to be global ambassadors.

Hello Ravenscroft Community!

Come join our fun and welcoming group of parents. We are the Global Parent Ambassadors (GPA), a social group of globally minded parents.

You might be surprised to learn we have families from over 40 different countries and cultures at Ravenscroft. Our group seeks to foster community among new and existing families, whether they are from another country, state or have lived in Raleigh for many years.  

If you are an international family relocating to our area and looking for advice and direction on acclimating to a new country and culture,  click here to access our Handbook for International Families. We are here to help, so please reach out to us.

The GPA hosts a varied selection of meetings, social events and activities throughout the year. Past activities have included: International Wine Tasting, East Meets West Tea Ceremony, International Wedding Traditions, Travel Information Exchange, Morning Walks, Yoga, Kayaking and Holiday Parties.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our September events:

  • September 4,Tuesday, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Dining Hall: GPA Welcome Breakfast: meet our members, make new friends, and hear from Ravenscroft administration and global studies faculty.

  • September 18, Tuesday, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Dining Hall: Ravenscroft Glossary: Come learn about the many events, terms and abbreviations used around campus.  

Also, stop by our table at the first Parent Association (PA) meeting on Friday, August 24. You can pick up our schedule of events, sign up for our mailing list, and meet some of our members. If you would like to get on our mailing list now, please email us at And, join our Facebook Group.  

I look forward to meeting some of you at the New Parent BBQ on August 15.

Karen Taber  and Aeri Meyers                                                              
GPA President and President-Elect, 2018-2019